Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

Previous Work Experience

Boris has more than 30 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris cofounded Textra after spending several years as a VP and a strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product and marketing strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of data warehousing and customer relationship management (CRM) practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global credit risk data warehouse.

Education

Boris holds a degree in music education from Moscow Gnessin School Of Music, Russia.

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  • Boris Evelson
  • Business Technographics
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012

    The 12 Market Leaders That Deserve To Be On Most Shortlists

    In the past few years, the business intelligence (BI) services market has evolved significantly: advisory and management consulting firms have beefed up their implementation capabilities, while...

    • Downloads: 1707
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:It's The Dawning Of The Age Of BI DBMS

    Complement Your RDBMS-Based BI With More Agile DBMS Technologies

    We know how to address the key business intelligence (BI) challenges of the past 20 years, such as stability, robustness, and rich functionality. Agility and flexibility challenges now represent BI's...

    • Downloads: 1497
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Maximize Your Chances Of Business Intelligence Success In A Customer-Centric World

    Processes: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What can you do to make sure that your business intelligence (BI) initiative doesn't end up on the scrap heap of failed projects? Seeking answers to this question isn't unique to BI projects —...

    • Downloads: 808
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends In Business Intelligence Organizational Structures

    This set of data charts presents the results of the May 2011 Global Business Intelligence Organization Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 71
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends -- Still Strong And Going Ballistic

    This set of data charts highlights BI-related findings from Forrester's recent Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009.

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise

    This set of data charts present the findings from Forrester's Q4 2009 Global BI Maturity Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 21
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Latest BI Adoption Trends -- Still Ripe In Opportunities Across Regions, Company Sizes, And Industries

    This set of data charts examines BI adoption trends from Forrester's recent Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2008.

    • Downloads: 14
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your BI Environment For Continuous Improvement

    Benchmarks: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Is your investment in business intelligence (BI) returning tangible benefits? If not, are you investing enough in BI, analytics, and big data? How many application development and delivery (AD&D)...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:BI Maturity In The Enterprise: 2010 Update

    This set of data charts presents the findings from Forrester's Q4 2010 Global BI Maturity Online Survey. The data charts also highlight the differences and trends from our Q4 2009 survey.

    • Downloads: 22
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Buyers Of BI Services Navigate A Crowded Landscape

    Sourcing Professionals Sift Through Choices With Multiple Dimensions

    Forrester sees strong interest from technology buyers in business intelligence (BI), including the significant expansion of existing BI initiatives as well as new projects. Key areas of investment...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    Current State Of BI Adoption In Enterprises: Plenty Of Room For Growth And Improvement

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Lost In Data Translation? Forrester's Data Taxonomy To The Rescue

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What's the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data or information-as-a-service? Are columnar databases also...

    • Downloads: 404
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Data Taxonomy Tool

    When it comes to data technology, are you lost in translation? What’s the difference between data federation, virtualization, and data- or information-as-a-service? Are columnar databases...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Does Your BI Environment Stack Up Against Your Peers'?

    Business intelligence (BI) is critical to organizational performance. To put it simply, top-performing organizations invest more in BI than do their their lower-performing peers. Enterprises need...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Q&A: How To Energize Your Enterprise BI Platform With Integrated Predictive R Models

    The business intelligence (BI) market is slowly but surely broadening and extending its reach into new areas beyond basic reporting, analytics, and dashboards. Data exploration, text, geospatial, and...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Boost Your Business Insights By Converging Big Data And BI

    Vision: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    What is the difference between business intelligence (BI) and big data? Is big data just a more modern version of BI, or are there significant differences? If they are different, what are the typical...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q1 2015

    The Top BI Vendors That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 60-criteria evaluation of enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform vendors, we identified the 11 most significant software providers — IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft,...

    • Downloads: 26